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Upgrading '07 F250 suspension

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Plowin in VT, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    When I got my truck last summer, I really wanted a F350 or F450 dump, but ended up getting a F250 instead. I couldn't justify the extra $ for the dump body, and I got a sweet deal on the F250.

    Since November, I have just about always been well over my max GVW. What sort of problems might this be causing, other than wearing out the leafs quickly? Will adding extra leaf springs or Timbrens increase my max GVW, or just stop the rear end from sagging as much. How will beefing up the suspension affect ride quality in the summer when I'm nowhere even close to max GVW? This is my daily driver, and I drive approx 100 mi/day 6-7 days/week.

    The truck is an '07 F250 6.0 w/plow prep, 8' Fisher w/wings, & a 9cu ft Sno Way spreader.


  2. abbert55

    abbert55 Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    First, if you are concerned about ride quality as you say, I would look into a set of air bags to add to the rear axle. This will not increase the GAWR as designed by the manufacturer, but will give you the needed lift without the harsh ride. The system is not that difficult to install but is a little bit expensive. This is the best of both worlds, there when you need it and not when you don't. JMHO, Al
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Keep in mind if you break the rear leaf springs the trucks now unable to carry the weight. I would think about air bags to carry the weight.
    My brother in law's F-350 broke it's rear leafs and he dropped $600 for the repairs. The truck was down for a week till he could get it in for repair. If the air bags pop at least you still have the trucks springs to carry the weight. You then have time to replace the air bags with no down time.